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Letís Have Healthier Schools (video)

As kids go back to school, our attention turns back towards school lunches. This video shows us the results of the Healthy Schools Program, founded by President Clinton and several foundations. The cafeteria food has received a dramatic upgrade, going from canned and fast food to cases of fresh produce.

The kids learn healthy habits that they apply when they go home, and which the whole family then learns. Exercise is included in the program too, and there is even a program to help the faculty stay in shape and lose weight.

The program is reaching 9,000 schools with 5 million children in all 50 states. Any school in the country can enroll in the program and receive free technical assistance and support. Is your child’s school in the program?

Photo credit Justin + Elise Snow

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1:47AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

great idea

4:16AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thanks

7:17AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

good idea.

6:01PM PDT on May 7, 2012

We had the best cinnamon rolls at grade school, that didnt help!

10:07AM PST on Jan 6, 2012

nice, but why is this so difficult?

seems like this kind of plan has been going on forever, and will continue to...

6:37AM PDT on Jul 8, 2011

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

2:07PM PST on Feb 16, 2011

I love this idea. They try to blame obesity all on the parents but I see what they feed the kids for lunches at school compared to what used to be served when I was in school. Big difference, we did not have choices everyone ate the same thing now you can choose between yogart and fruit or bean burrito and cinnimon roll. Hmmm, what do you think the kids will choose.

12:30AM PST on Nov 20, 2010

Thanks for the article.

8:45PM PST on Nov 19, 2010

This a great post!! Hope to see more like it:)

7:49AM PDT on Oct 5, 2010

thank you

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